This morning we connected again to Pakistan, this time with a sophomore World Issues class from Edwardsburg High School.
Our class shared the seven themes of culture: social organization, holiday celebrations (Halloween & corn mazes), language (slang), arts & literature (types of music), religion, government, and economics.
They used skits, pictures, costumes, and props in their presentation.
The class in Pakistan shared information on their form of government and what parts of their culture are similar to the U.S. Another student shared how they celebrate religious holidays in Pakistan.
They showed us the shalwar and qamis national dress and held up examples of handicrafts to show us. They also showed us their money which has the picture of the founder of Pakistan on it, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
We also listened to their presentation about the different provinces and types of terrain in Pakistan.
In the last 5 minutes, students asked questions back and forth.
We connected a bit late because they had lost electricity in Pakistan. It’s quite typical in the summer months to lose power occasionally.
The classes talked about summer holidays, winter holidays and other times off of school, and how education is not compulsory for some students in Pakistan. They also talked about sports and explained the rules of football and discussed favorite teams etc.
It was a great experience for all & I’m sure we’ll connect again!